Help! Struggled 10h+ for wheel control using an android stereo/radio (2016 CX-5)

Hi all!

I am surprised to find this active forum to help people with old cars!

The original stereo has no screen, so I tried to upgrade it with the following Android one:

However, I found the harness cable is completely different from standard ones from Amazon or diagrams online.

I spend 10+ hours on this, and succesfully to get the audio going, but the wheel control is still not available.

I tried to connect the swc1 and GND with all pins from both harnesses, but the wheel control is still not working.

Do I need a canbus? I am confused that some YouTube videos use canbus for wheel control.

This is my last hope.
Under this market, I might drive the old car longer than planned.
Really appreciated.


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